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Robot Helper Design Challenge

Holy Cross College: Mr. Norbot
Group Members Roland, Sharlon, Leslie, Amrit, and Sanjiv

“How will the robot move inside the International Space Station (I.S.S.)?”

General Description
Our robot (TRINI ONE) will be propelled by three fans situated to the rear of the robot. Due to the microgravity environment onboard the I.S.S. the robot will float .To keep it upright there will be five small fans on the underside of the robot producing lift, the thrust produced by these fans would just neutralize the minute gravity present in the I.S.S. causing it to float effortlessly.

The rear fans will be; one main fan equipped with two vertical directional slides and one reverse thrust mechanism, and two smaller auxiliary fans situated on either side of the main fan each being equipped with two horizontal directional slides and one reverse thrust mechanism. The main fan and the two identical auxiliary fans, diameters: 10CM and 7CM respectively, would be capable of propelling the robot due to the microgravity environment and the structure of the robot. The shell of the robot is made of titanium plates reinforced with titanium columns because of titanium’s strong yet lightweight nature.
Robot’s sight

On the extremes of the robot there will be many cameras which continuously transmit images of the immediate surroundings (1m-4m) to the onboard computer, which, in turn will, using prerecorded blueprints and images etcetera, immediately piece together the surroundings and place it on a grid pattern On which objects are shown as black.

Scale images of the robot are then plotted on areas that are not black .The image with the most free space around it will be the new course; the robot will then move to fill the image.

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